Edited Edition of Sarah Orne Jewett’s the Country of the Pointed Firs

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This is the only edition of Country to be published as Country was originally published by Houghton in 1896 and have an introduction that stays true to the original narrative. Many of the other extant editions had later stories interpolated into the original narrative which disrupted the narrative line, or added in at the end.


“Finally Sarah Orne Jewett’s The Country of the Pointed Firs has achieved the edition it deserves, an achievement which recognizes its proper place as a major American novel. Jeff Morgan’s careful review of the previous editions makes clear that they reflect in one way or another two common errors….Morgan’s edition restores Country to its original form as a novel and allows him to focus sharply on its novelistic elements. Just as important, he makes us aware of the significance of Jewett’s progress from Deephaven….Morgan has rendered a valuable service both to a writer whom he admires and to the general readers. The canon of American literature is the richer for this edition.” – Roger B. Salomon, Oviatt Professor of English Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

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The Country of the Pointed Firs

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